Life is a cycle of action and we need energy to keep it going.  We will not be able to sustain our own lives if we don’t supply it with sufficient fuel that revitalizes us physically and mentally.

Tiredness is a natural sign of the body’s need to rest.  It is a signal that you are running out of energy that propels you.  But if you are feeling tiredness that doesn’t seem to disappear even if you take some rest, it’s time to take a little time out to evaluate the issue and to find ways to restore your vitality.

Here are some of the ways to re-energize the body naturally:

1. Get relief from stress.

Pressures of work and coping with the daily needs of the family can cause stress.  If it goes on for a long time, it can cause physical and mental fatigue.  It can make you tense and it affects your overall health condition.

To restore your vitality, you need to de-stress. Some ways to do it include exercise, engaging in a hobby, taking time out with friends or family, and changing your work schedule to avoid stressors.

2. See your doctor to ensure that you’re not sick.

Tiredness is often caused by excessive physical activity, lack of sleep, stress, and poor diet.  These can be easily resolved if you are sure that you don’t have a medical condition that might have contributed to your lack of energy.

Among the possible causes of chronic fatigue include iron deficiency anemia, hypothyroidism, and chronic fatigue syndrome.  To be sure that your tiredness is not caused by medical conditions, see your doctor.

4. Get enough sleep.

Lack of sleep is one of the causes of physical and mental fatigue.  It makes you drowsy during the day and it can literally sap you of energy.  Sleeping is your body’s way of replenishing the energy you lost during your waking hours.

5. Don’t skip breakfast.

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day and it is the meal that can refuel your mind and body for the day ahead.  Re-invigorate yourself physically and mentally each day by eating a well-balanced breakfast that includes protein and complex carbohydrates rich foods.

6. Eat four to six small meals a day.

Eating three large meals hours apart can cause low blood sugar which is one of the major contributors of physical and mental tiredness.

Keep your blood sugar level within normal by eating small meals more frequently.  Large meals that are taken hours apart might not be enough to sustain your blood sugar levels and it can make you tired.

Maintain your blood sugar levels by eating four to six smaller meals a day three to four hours apart.

7. Take energy-giving snacks.

Most people eat junk foods for snacks.  This is not a sound idea if you want your energy level to be up for the rest of the day.

You can beat tiredness by eating energy-giving snack foods that include fresh fruits and vegetables, light soups, small sandwiches, whole grains, and dairy products such as yogurt and cheese.

8. Drink plenty of water.

You should avoid dehydration as it can trigger physical and mental fatigue.  Maintain your energy level by drinking a glass of water every two hours of your waking time.

9. Exercise

Exercise helps to make your energized and alert physically and mentally because it can help to supply your body and brain with oxygen-rich blood.  Exercise is a way to beat fatigue and stress.